The annual Gary Lindberg Award was established by the College of Liberal Arts in 1986 in memory of Professor Gary Lindberg of the Department of English. Professor Lindberg was an exceptional scholar and outstanding teacher whose dedication and service to the University of New Hampshire as well as the wider community exemplified the highest academic standards and ideals.
In memory of Professor Lindberg and as a means of publicly supporting superior faculty accomplishment, the College of Liberal Arts annually recognizes one truly outstanding scholar and teacher within the College. The award carries a $5,000 stipend. The recipient is invited to present the Liberal Arts Lecture to the public during the following academic year.
Lindberg Nomination Information
Professor of History Ellen Fitzpatrick will deliver the Lindberg Lecture entitled “History Lived and Learned: A Coming of Age Story.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., with a reception at 3:30 p.m. Both events will be held in Murkland 110.
2018 Lindberg Award Recipient
Announced March 6, 2018
Paula Salvio, chair and professor of education, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Lindberg Award, given annually to the outstanding teacher-scholar in the College of Liberal Arts.
Appointed to the faculty in 1992, Professor Salvio is an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on the cultural and historical foundations of education with a specialization in psychoanalysis, life-writing and the impact that marginalization, trauma and war have on women, children and youth in formal and informal educational settings. She explores transitional moments in history and society – reform, wars and revolution and their aftermaths – and how these affect the relations of education, culture and politics.
Professor Salvio’s publications reflect an innovative and broad approach to educational studies, applying diverse theoretical frameworks and modes of inquiry to a variety of educational situations and settings. She is the author of “The Story-Takers: Public Pedagogy and Contemporary Italy’s Non-Violent Resistance Against the Mafia” (University of Toronto Press, 2017) and “Anne Sexton: Teacher of Weird Abundance” (SUNY Press, 2007), which won a Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association. She co-authored (with Bronwen Low and Chloe Brushwood Rose) “Community-based Media Pedagogies: Relational Practices of Listening in the Commons” (Routledge, 2016) and co-edited (with Gail Boldt) “Love’s Return: Psychoanalytic Essays on Childhood, Teaching and Learning” (Routledge, 2006). She has published numerous refereed articles and book chapters on a variety of topics from food blogs to photojournalism. The quality of her scholarship has been recognized with support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Verizon Foundation, and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, among others.
In the classroom, Professor Salvio is equally outstanding. She expertly teaches a wide range of courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, and has served on or chaired dozens of dissertation committees in the departments of Education, English and Psychology. In course evaluations, students frequently praise her as highly engaging, challenging, knowledgeable and committed to their growth. “Breathtaking knowledge base, inspiring attitude toward scholarship and deep passion for the subject,” writes one student. Outside the classroom, students say she goes above and beyond, working vigorously to advise and advocate for them in their professional development.
Professor Salvio has demonstrated that she possesses the highest qualities of scholarship and teaching and is most deserving of the Lindberg Award.
Previous Lindberg Award Winners
W. Jeffrey Bolster
J. William Harris
Laurel T. Ulrich
Donald J. Wilcox
English and Humanities 2014
English and Linguistics 2013
History and Humanities 2012
Philosophy and Humanities 2011
History and Religious Studies 2004
Humanities and Theatre 1993